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Victory For Irish File Sharers Dashed By Government Report 77

2phar writes "The Irish Government is 'to publish an order early in the new year to allow music publishers, film producers and other parties to go to court to prevent ISPs from allowing their customers access to "pirate" websites.' The government has 'written to music publisher EMI Ireland confirming the order will be published and incorporated into existing legislation in January ... EMI Ireland recently warned the Government that it would take legal action against the State if the Government did not address the problem.'" This is a response to a ruling that Eircom's current "three strikes" rules were illegal due to privacy issues.
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Victory For Irish File Sharers Dashed By Government Report

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  • Go green. (Score:4, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20, 2011 @04:47AM (#38431882)

    Ireland. You're now our bitch. Bend over and take it like the sissy you are.


  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20, 2011 @08:24AM (#38432858)

    Dear RiAA,
                      We recognize that you prevent a world full of honest musicians from making a living by monopoly of industry. You give intangible songs value and charge for them while those not chosen as slaves by you languish, barely able to scrape a living in pubs if at all. In a working world, there is no "music industry" and all musicians promote themselves by giving away music to increase their publicity and charge for performances. By charging for what God gave us for free, you have gagged the worlds musicians ability to promote themselves on a level playing field, thus reserving profits for yourselves while not actually adding any value to the world. The RiAA can expect a visit from the IRA soon.
                Don't eat any ticking potatoes.

                                                Love Ireland

  • by JasterBobaMereel ( 1102861 ) on Tuesday December 20, 2011 @09:21AM (#38433290)

    So you don't live in the USA - Where laws allowing companies to do this were created?

    Or Europe - where they apply

    Or any other 1st world nation - who have signed up ...

    Or Any 3rd world nation who owe enough to bow to the corporations

    which leaves repressive dictatorships...

    So you don't live on Earth ? - Life does exist on other planets ...!

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